Tech Quiz of the Day:

Security


February 5, 2009  7:31 PM

Are you a Know-IT-All? phishing kit



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
identity theft, phishing, Security

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is phishing kit A phishing kit is a do-it-yourself collection of tools that makes it easy for someone who lacks technical skills to launch a phishing exploit. The kit...

January 19, 2009  5:31 PM

Are you a Know-IT-All? SSL VPN



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
IP Sec VPN, Security, SSL, SSL VPN, TLS

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is SSL VPN
An SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layer virtual private network) is a form of VPN that can be used with a standard Web browser. In contrast to the...


January 15, 2009  7:20 PM

Tech Trivia Challenge – cryptography



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, cryptography, Security, Tech Trivia

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is cryptography. Cryptography, the science of information security, is most often associated with scrambling plaintext into ciphertext then back again....


December 31, 2008  5:24 PM

Tech Trivia Challenge – Top Search Terms in 2008



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
biometrics, CIO, cloud computing, communications, compliance, encryption, Mobile, Networking, Security, top searches of 2008

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is Top search terms of 2008 You asked for them and here they are -- we've assembled a list of the terms most often searched on the site this past year.


December 19, 2008  9:44 PM

Tech trivia challenge – scareware



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
antivirus, browsers, CIO, malware, Microsoft Windows, network administration, operating systems, personal computing, Security, Tech Trivia

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is scareware Scareware is a type of malware designed to trick victims into purchasing and downloading useless and potentially dangerous software. A scareware program...


December 10, 2008  3:31 PM

Tech Trivia Challenge – service level agreement



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Service Level Agreement, SLA

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is service level agreement. A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a service provider and a customer that specifies in measurable terms what services...


December 8, 2008  2:46 PM

Tech Trivia Challenge – network behavior analysis



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
DDoS, network behavior analysis, Packet Sniffing, Security

Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is network behavior analysis. The goal of network behavior analysis is to flag unknown, new or unusual traffic patterns that might indicate the...


December 5, 2008  12:16 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about full-disk encryption?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, encryption, Mobile, Security, Tech Trivia

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is full-disk encryption. Tech Trivia What key do you press...


December 1, 2008  4:07 PM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about data mining?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
CIO, CRM, data mining, Database, DataManagement, marketing, spyware, Tech Trivia

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data mining. Tech Trivia What controversial software did AT&T develop...


November 14, 2008  11:58 AM

Tech quiz of the day from WhatIs.com: How much do you know about fast flux DNS?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
hacking, malware, network administration, Security, spyware, Tech Trivia

The WhatIs.com Word of the Day is fast flux DNS. Tech Trivia Enterprising cybercriminals are turning to corporate data theft because ________...


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